How Auld Are Ye, My Bonnie Lass polka

Also known as How Old Are You My Bonny Lass.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

How Auld Are Ye, My Bonnie Lass has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: How Auld Are Ye, My Bonnie Lass
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
cA A>B|GA Ad|cA A/B/c/d/|e2 fe/d/|
cA A>B|GA Ad|B>A G/A/B/c/|d2 fe/d/:|
ce ef/g/|ae fe/d/|ce ef/g/|a2 ae/d/|
ce ef/g/|a/g/f/e/ g>d|B>A G/A/B/c/|d2 fe/d/:|

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How Auld Are Ye, My Bonnie Lass

This transcription is from the 2016 album ‘Tirade’ by Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally. The liner notes say that it was "found in an old collection of pipe music" - the setting is most like the one in David Glen’s Edinburgh Collection (c1903), so that’s probably Eddie’s source.

It has relatives: "Mrs Wemyss of Cuttle Hill" (claimed by Nathaniel Gow), "St Patrick was a Gentleman" (https://thesession.org/tunes/2116) and "Denis Doody’s Polka" (https://thesession.org/tunes/1338).